[NEW UPDATE] Still Lives by Maria Hummel

Cari lettori,
continua la mia ricerca tra le nuove pubblicazioni straniere e oggi vi consiglio il libro "Still lives" di Maria Hummel che è stato scelto anche come libro di agosto nel Reese's Book Club x Hello Sunshine, di cui vi ho già parlato e che seguo con molta attenzione.
Una nuova storia mystery che speriamo di poter leggere presto in Italia.

Vi lascio intanto la cover e la trama in inglese e appena ho qualche notizia in più sulla possibile edizione italiana ve lo farò sapere come di consueto.


A young editor at a Los Angeles art museum finds herself pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her exhibition
Kim Lord is an avant garde figure, feminist icon, and agent provocateur in the L.A. art scene. Her groundbreaking new exhibition Still Lives is comprised of self-portraits depicting herself as famous, murdered women—the Black Dahlia, Chandra Levy, Nicole Brown Simpson, among many others—and the works are as compelling as they are disturbing, implicating a culture that is too accustomed to violence against women.

As the city’s richest art patrons pour into the Rocque Museum’s opening night, all of the staff, including editor Maggie Richter, hope the event will be enough to save the historic institution’s flailing finances.

Except Kim Lord never shows up to her own gala

Fear mounts as the hours and days drag on and Lord remains missing. Suspicion falls upon the up-and-coming gallerist Greg Shaw Ferguson, who happens to be Maggie’s ex. A rogue’s gallery of eccentric art world figures could also have motive for the act, and as Maggie gets drawn into her own investigation of Lord’s disappearance, she’ll come to suspect all of those closest to her.

Set against a culture that too often fetishizes violence against women, Still Lives is a page-turning exodus into the art world’s hall of mirrors, and one woman’s journey into the belly of an industry flooded with money and secrets.

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